A “Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”-style lip sync battle and live auction will highlight the State Fair Community College Foundation’s annual fundraiser March 25 in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the Sedalia campus.
The disco-themed event is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. It will feature cocktails and appetizers, dinner and a dessert dash, a live auction, and a lip sync battle. Dr. Joe Gilgour, dean of Student and Academic Support Services, will be master of ceremonies.
“Once again, we are thrilled to offer a social event that features local talent and supports the college’s mission to grow and empower our students and communities,” said Dr. Joanna Anderson, SFCC president. “I’m looking forward to spending time with valued friends and partners and strengthening the future of our technical programs, which are the lifeblood of the community.”
A new feature this year is the dessert dash. Guests at each table enter their bids on cards that will be collected and totaled to create a combined table bid for a donated dessert. The guests with the highest table bid get to choose their dessert first. Descending bids are then announced in quick succession, and table reps must dash to the desserts to claim their choice.
After desserts are served, two teams will perform their selections for the lip sync battle. Next, a live auction will be held followed by the last two teams’ performances. While judges tally scores and votes are counted, the winners of the 2016 lip sync battle, the SFCC Technical Education team, will perform.
The teams competing this year consist of three teams comprised of SFCC faculty and staff and one team comprised of community members.
The live auction will include a metal fire pit donated by ProEnergy; a Branson time share package donated by Dick and Sue Barr Parrish; six months of fresh floral arrangements donated by Moore’s Greenhouse; six months free occupancy of 10-foot by 10-foot or small storage unit donated by BAST Storage; two Jerry Moon paintings donated by Gary and Marilyn McMullin; stained glass artwork donated by Deb Simaitis; and a glass fusion party donated by Don Luper. More auction items can be found at www.sfccmo.edu/saturday-night-fever. Auctioneer will be Jeremy Garber.
“SFCC is preparing for another milestone with the building of the proposed technical education facility,” said Mary K. Treuner, SFCC Foundation executive director. “It will allow us to expand programs that will improve the quality of life for students, their families and our communities. The foundation board wholeheartedly backs this benefit and appreciates everyone who participates and volunteers. It’s going to be a fun, memorable evening.”
Saturday Night Fever tickets are $100 per person. Individuals, groups or businesses also may reserve tables of 10 for $1,000. The foundation’s last benefit in 2016 was for the college’s Automotive Technology program.
Dressy casual or 70s style attire is suggested. Parking is available in front of the Davis Multipurpose Center.
Seating is limited; reservations are due by March 10. To reserve seats and buy spirits for guest tables, call the foundation at (660) 530-5811 or email Karen Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, visit www.sfccmo.edu/saturday-night-fever.